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Gordon Lightfoot at DeVos Performance Hall in May

(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Songwriters Hall Of Fame)

It’s been 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales for singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot

Wait!  Did I say 50 YEARS?  I sure did.  Where did all the time go?

I don’t know, but Gordon Lightfoot seems to never want to sit back and “rest” on those 50 years.  He just announced plans for a cross-country USA tour entitled “Gordon Lightfoot – 50 Years On The Carefree Highway,” and he’ll be here in Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall, Monday, May 6, at 7 p.m.

The tour will feature his well known hits as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fanatics, all of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year musical career.

His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy”, “Ribbon Of Darkness”, “Beautiful”, “Song For A Winter’s Night” and “Rainy Day People” to name a few.

Aside from his success in writing, singing and performing his own songs, Lightfoot has found fortune in having his songs recorded and performed by other great artists including: Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Jr., Marty Robbins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Judy Collins, Johnny Mathis, Anne Murray, Olivia Newton-John, Sarah McLachlan, Barbra Streisand, Peter Paul & Mary, Harry Belafonte, Jane’s Addiction, Richie Havens, Glen Campbell, Toby Keith and George Hamilton IV.

In June of 2012 Lightfoot’s legacy was further enhanced when he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

Ticket prices are $32.50, $42.50, $52.50 and $67.50 with sales opening to the public on Friday, March 8th at 10am. Tickets can be purchased at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box office, Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster outlets or charge at 1-800-745-3000.

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